– Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster
SUNDAY 12th June was a wonderful celebration of 150 years of the Methodist/Uniting Church in Foster.
The church was filled with current and former members of the church, alongside descendants of the first preacher, Rev. Henry Moore who travelled from Tarraville to conduct the service in Stockyard Creek when it was first settled.
Henry’s great grandson, Ed Carter shared his story, and the continuing story of searching for a land of promise and how we can continue to make this uniquely beautiful part of our world, one which is welcoming, fair and just for all.
Following a service filled with singing, photos, and stories of faith, remembering those who have lead the way, a delicious lunch was shared with lots of conversations! Visitors from as far as Sydney came, along with several past ministers and members of church groups. It was great to see such a vibrant and happy group of folk sharing their memories not just in stories, but photos, articles and artifacts. In recognition of the significant event, a bible stand will be made to be a part of the church’s ongoing history.